The Art of Seduction

By Peter Mendelsund and Peter Terzian Illustrations by Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin Call it the design world’s dirty little secret: Getting a client’s approval sometimes means relying on more than brilliantly conceived and flawlessly executed comps. In desperate times …

The Hypothetical Library: Fictional Covers for Real Writers

— In The Sandman, the series of comic books by Neil Gaiman, there is a library of books that exist only in their authors’ dreams. This concept of non-existent books inspired Charles Orr, an advertising executive who designs real-life book …

Oliver Munday

[Ed note: Print will be featuring one New Visual Artist per day while the issue is on newsstands. Keep checking back every weekday for new profiles on printmag.com. You can view the entire list of winners here.] Three-dimensional alphabet created …

OK-RM

[Ed note: Print will be featuring one New Visual Artist per day while the issue is on newsstands. Keep checking back every weekday for new profiles on printmag.com. You can view the entire list of winners here.] Spread from the …

The Painted Book

Lately, a handful of well-read visual artists have looked to book design—specifically, the classic covers of the 20th century—as a source of raw material and inspiration. Some paint book covers straight up, carefully replicating type and illustration, as well as …

100 Years of Howards End

— On the first page of E.M Forster’s novel Howards End, which turns 100 years old this year, is a description of the English country house at the center of the book: “Old and little, and altogether delightful—red brick … …

Ceci n’est pas un gadget

— “I love package design that makes the packaging look like other things,” says Olly Moss, a 22-year-old British graphic designer. “I know it’s cheesy, but something about me just loves that little joke.” For Moss’ first book design commission, …